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Berinsfield—Wallingford
Berwal one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 23m Descent 32m
Didcot—Wallingford
Didwal one Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 92m Descent 100m
Didcot—Wallingford
Didwal two Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 27m Descent 35m
East Ilsley—Wallingford
Easwal one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 210m Descent 147m
Goring—Wallingford
Gorwal one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 56m Descent 54m
Goring—Wallingford
Gorwal two Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 50m Descent 53m
Wallingford—Chalgrove
Walcha one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 43m Descent 60m
Wallingford—Henley-on-Thames
Walhen one Verify me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 316m Descent 331m
Wallingford—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)
Walwat one Verify me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 167m Descent 109m
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Wallingford, Sun 27 November

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Wallingford’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU6072189371

Lat / Lon

51.59992° / -1.12469°

Easting / Northing

460,721E / 189,371N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Wallingford's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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Finally, it uses a small section alongside the Thames (Photo 5) before heading to the centre of Wallingford. It is largely off-road on byways, bridleways and footpaths with only a small section of road (no pavement) into Aston Tirrold....

Ursula

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Unfortunately, there is then a long section along Clack’s Lane (Photo 2), which lacks a verge in places. The Slow Way joins The Chiltern Way along a quieter lane. There’s a road walk along the Grove Lane B-road. There is then a pleasant walk south along Shakespeare’s Way (Photo 7)....

Martin Ellis

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Easy to walk and easy to follow route, with clear signage following the ridgeway through some pretty villages, past lovely churches and along a picturesque stretch of the Thames....

Liz

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Martin McGovern surveyed Didwal two

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I agree with the points made in earlier reviews - this is pleasant, with the only road sections being in Didcot itself - after that you have to cross roads, but not walk along anything of significance. The only slight oddity is that the half of the .gpx file closer to Didcot is often slightly off - this means that looking for exact turning points, or bridges may require a little more thought. But it's all manageable....

Martin McGovern

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An enjoyable riverside walk which is essentially part of the Thames Path National Trail. The walk into Wallingford stays with the Thames Path, ending in some street walking to the High Street....

Martin Ellis

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An enjoyable walk through the Goring Gap which is both part of the Thames Path and the Ridgeway National Trails. Gorwal 2 follows the east side of the river and is signposted the Ridgeway (the Thames Path is on the opposite bank – see Gorwal 1)....

Martin Ellis

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The most challenging section was Clack's Lane, but it isn't easy to see how the route could be adapted to avoid it, without adding a significant southward loop....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Berwal one

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If you're planning to walk this route and finish with refreshments, then I recommend starting at Berinsfield, because Wallingford has a range of options, while Berinsfield has next to nothing....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Walcha one

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Significant parts of it are on 'fenced' paths - this can be a benefit as in my experience, paths with fences or hedges on both sides tend to be easier terrain than the edges (or the middles) of fields, particularly in winter when I undertook this route....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Walcha one

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A scenic and easy-to-navigate route following The Thames Path National Trail. At Moulsford, the Thames Path is routed alongside the A329 Reading Road for just over a km through the village....

Ursula

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A pleasant route following The Ridgeway National Trail for roughly the first 9km, passing through the villages of South Stoke, North Stoke and Mongewell. Up to this point the River Thames is largely hidden from view by private gardens but a short walk through the village of South Stoke leads right to the riverbank....

Ursula

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Having said this it is a very pleasant walk through rural countryside and takes in the villages of East Hagbourne and South Moreton both with pubs....

Andy Stocks

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The pleasant field walk (Photo 2) ends at the Earth Trust Centre (earthtrust.org.uk) which manages the green spaces around the Wittenham Clumps (Photo 3). It’s a slight detour, but Little Wittenham Bridge (Photo 4) is just north of the Clumps: a former venue for the annual Poohsticks championship!...

Martin Ellis

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From South Moreton, the Slow Way soon arrives at the Mill Brook which it follows all the way into Wallingford (Photos 1, 2 & 3)....

Martin Ellis

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The route continues along English Lane, which is tarmacked as far as English Farm (Photo 3) and a rough path thereafter (Photo 4). The route turns east towards Henley at Peppard Common. The woodland walk into Henley is along the Park and Prime Lane path & bridleway (Photos 11 & 12). As a final point: the Rotherfield Peppard to Henley section is also on the Goring to Henley route (Gorhen 1)....

Martin Ellis

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Ozgedrych surveyed Gorwal one

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There are a variety of terrains on this route with some narrow, uphill and/or uneven sections - please refer to the photo survey we conducted of this route for further details. Very pleasant walk though with scenic views from Wittenham Clumps and various points of interest en route including Benson Weir and Benson Lock....

Helenry

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You cross the river twice; Once at Shillingford and a second time at Benson lock....

RogerGill

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You're spoilt for walking in this area and the alternative Wallingford Didcot route takes in the stunning clumps....

RogerGill

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There are plenty of places to explore en route; Nuffield church sits a top of the Ridgeway and Stoke Row has the Maharajah's Well....

RogerGill

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The route has a few unnecessary little diversions of the Thames path, just ignore and keep to riverside path....

Nick Coleman

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If I were to do this again I'd start in Cholsey (with its train station) and cut across to Wallingford alongside the community train line, skip the centre of Wallingford and instead join the Ridgeway much earlier via the bridge further south....

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Goring—Wallingford

CorbyTeresaPress added Gorwal two, a new walk from Goring to Wallingford

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Wallingford

danravenellison surveyed Wallingford

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danravenellison surveyed Wallingford

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Didcot—Wallingford

rlbrodie added Didwal two, a new walk from Didcot to Wallingford

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Berinsfield—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Berwal one, a new walk from Berinsfield to Wallingford

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Didcot—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Didwal one, a new walk from Didcot to Wallingford

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East Ilsley—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Easwal one, a new walk from East Ilsley to Wallingford

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Goring—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Gorwal one, a new walk from Goring to Wallingford

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Wallingford—Chalgrove

Slow Ways added Walcha one, a new walk from Wallingford to Chalgrove

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Wallingford—Henley-on-Thames

Slow Ways added Walhen one, a new walk from Wallingford to Henley-on-Thames

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Wallingford—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

Slow Ways added Walwat one, a new walk from Wallingford to Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

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